The Tour de France starts tomorrow!!! Look for almost all of the riders I've pictured in the past few weeks to feature prominently in this year's Tour de France:
Peter Sagan will be favored to win yet another green jersey with little competition.
Mark Cavendish will try to surpass Bernard Hinault for second place in total career Tour de France stage wins, with competition from Alexander Kristoff and others.
Rohan Dennis will try to win the flatter of the two individual time trials, and otherwise try to help his teammates Richie Porte and Tejay Van Garderen place high in the overall competition.
Daniel Teklehaimanot will try to wear, or win overall, the polka-dot jersey for best hill climber.
Vasil Kiryienka will compete for the time trial victory and be a tireless worker for Team Sky and its favorite for overall victory Chris Froome.
Look for Julian Alaphilippe in the white jersey for best young rider!!!
Here are some remaining images from the 2016 Tour of California.
Julian Alaphilippe engages the crowd at the awards presentation in Folsom.
Superfan Dore heads back to his car after cheering for Bradley Wiggins and others during Stage 7 in the hills near Santa Rosa.
Alexander Kristoff takes a drink after winning the Stage 7 sprint into Santa Rosa.
On the podium in Sacramento, Julian Alaphilippe savors his overall victory of the Tour of California, flanked by second and third place finishers Rohan Dennis (left) and Brent Bookwalter (right).
Danilo Wyss, in his Swiss National Champion jersey, Taylor Phinney, and their BMC teammates engage in a champagne battle on the podium in Sacramento. Team BMC won the team competition for best overall time as a team.
Podium girl Joanna Zanella is about to get sprayed with champagne as she attempts to photograph Team BMC's celebration!